Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Rochester West, Medway

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Rochester West, Medway, Kent

We have used the 6 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Rochester West, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Medway. We have combined these statitics into an English ward level, as most people are familiar with this geospacial area in their town or city. Here are those 6 marked on a map:

Each area has its own decile score. This is where each LSOA in England is ranked according to the level of deprivation and split into 10 equal groups. A decile score of 1 means the area is in the top 10% of deprived areas, 2 is equal to the top 20% and so forth. To simply these scores and apply them to a ward, we have created the iLiveHere rating. This takes the average decile score of all the LSOAs in a ward and converts that into a rating out of 10, where 1 is the best and 10 is the worst. We have then used to traffic light colour system as an at-a-glance reference. As you scroll down this page, the more red ratings you see, the more deprived Rochester West is. Indices of Deprivation statistics and are broken down into domains of deprivation or more simply, categories. These category scores are combined using a percentage weighting to give a an LSOA its final indices of deprivation score, decile and rank:

  • Income Deprivation (22.5%)
  • Employment Deprivation (22.5%)
  • Education, Skills and Training Deprivation (13.5%)
  • Health Deprivation and Disability (13.5%)
  • Crime (9.3%)
  • Barriers to Housing and Services (9.3%)
  • Living Environment Deprivation (9.3%)
Below we have split the Living Environment Deprivation category into its sub-categories. We think having individual iLiveHere ratings for Inside Environment and Outside Environment provides a better insight to the housing quality and outside space in Rochester West. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

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Overall Deprivation in Rochester West

iLivehere Rating 5/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Rochester West. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Medway.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Medway 024C 31.058 7516/32,844 3
Medway 014B 28.696 8656/32,844 3
Medway 024B 21.097 13488/32,844 5
Medway 014C 20.322 14067/32,844 5
Medway 014D 13.342 20691/32,844 7
Medway 024D 8.789 26066/32,844 8

Income Deprivation in Rochester West

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Rochester West. The definition of low income the government uses to compile these statistics includes those who are out-of-work (for any reason, not just unemployment) and those that are in work but satisfy the IMD means tests. In the real world, this means they may qualify for means tested benefits such as Universal Credit or legacy benefits such as Working Tax Credits. You should not to assume that this rating is an indicator of overall poverty in this ward.
LSOA Name Income Score Income Rank (England) Income Decile
Medway 014B 0.184 7754/32,844 3
Medway 024C 0.155 10046/32,844 4
Medway 024B 0.121 13562/32,844 5
Medway 014C 0.09 17988/32,844 6
Medway 014D 0.087 18423/32,844 6
Medway 024D 0.046 27163/32,844 9

Employment Deprivation in Rochester West

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Rochester West who are excluded from the jobs market. These are people who are involuntarily deprived of work. The IMD domains include people who are unemployment, those who are sick or disabled, and carers. Since the government no longer publishes percentage figures for unemployment after the introduction of Universal Credit, his is now the only reliable indictor of joblessness in this ward. The higher the iLiveHere rating, the harder it could be to get work.
LSOA Name Employment Score Employment Rank (England) Employment Decile
Medway 024C 0.114 10432/32,844 4
Medway 014B 0.109 11127/32,844 4
Medway 024B 0.082 15930/32,844 5
Medway 014C 0.066 19851/32,844 7
Medway 014D 0.055 23226/32,844 8
Medway 024D 0.041 27701/32,844 9

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Rochester West

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Rochester West population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (18242/32,844) in Rochester West is less than the adult average rank (19471/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Medway 014B 34.941 6782/32,844 3
Medway 024C 34.728 6853/32,844 3
Medway 024B 19.103 14323/32,844 5
Medway 024D 5.13 27148/32,844 9
Medway 014C 4.539 27856/32,844 9
Medway 014D 2.092 30794/32,844 10

Health Deprivation and Disability in Rochester West

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is indictor of the risk of dying prematurely or having your quality of life impaired through poor physical or mental health in Rochester West. The IMD domain measures morbidity, disability and premature mortality. However, it does not take into consideration but personal behaviour or environmental factors that may be predictive of future health problems. See Outdoor Deprivation for depivation that includes environmental factors such as local pullution levels.
LSOA Name Health Score Health Rank (England) Health Decile
Medway 024C 0.845 5490/32,844 2
Medway 024B -0.045 16696/32,844 6
Medway 014B -0.204 19197/32,844 6
Medway 014C -0.283 20382/32,844 7
Medway 014D -0.283 20393/32,844 7
Medway 024D -0.835 27343/32,844 9

Crime Deprivation in Rochester West

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Rochester West. In policing statistics, this is known as 'street level crime' and includes offences such as robbery, burglary and other personal violent crime.
LSOA Name Crime Score Crime Rank (England) Crime Decile
Medway 014C 1.873 329/32,844 1
Medway 024C 1.031 3295/32,844 2
Medway 014B 0.826 5154/32,844 2
Medway 024D 0.745 5994/32,844 2
Medway 014D 0.635 7260/32,844 3
Medway 024B 0.554 8339/32,844 3

There were 301 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Rochester West in December 2023

Barriers to Housing and Services in Rochester West

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Rochester West. I bad rating in an urban area indicates how unaffordable the housing could be. A bad rating in a rural area is an indicator of the absense of local services.
LSOA Name Barriers Score Barriers Rank (England) Barriers Decile
Medway 014B 38.166 2780/32,844 1
Medway 024C 29.001 7655/32,844 3
Medway 014C 21.406 15003/32,844 5
Medway 014D 19.795 16889/32,844 6
Medway 024B 18.61 18347/32,844 6
Medway 024D 16.366 21209/32,844 7

Inside Environment Deprivation in Rochester West

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Rochester West. A bad rating in an equally income deprived ward, could be because of poorly maintained rented accomodation. A bad rating in a non income deprived area, could be because the small size of housing in relation to costs.
LSOA Name Inside Score Inside Rank (England) Inside Decile
Medway 024B 0.879 4913/32,844 2
Medway 014C 0.632 7564/32,844 3
Medway 014D 0.61 7833/32,844 3
Medway 024C 0.08 15200/32,844 5
Medway 024D -0.045 17159/32,844 6
Medway 014B -0.821 27536/32,844 9

Outside Environment Deprivation in Rochester West

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Rochester West. The IMD domains measure the air quality and the rate of road traffic accidents in each LSOA.
LSOA Name Outside Score Outside (England) Outside Decile
Medway 024B 0.749 6055/32,844 2
Medway 014C 0.494 8481/32,844 3
Medway 014B 0.303 10691/32,844 4
Medway 024D 0.242 11536/32,844 4
Medway 024C 0.182 12383/32,844 4
Medway 014D 0.073 14124/32,844 5

Disclaimer: Although every care has been taken to make sure there are no mistakes in the data presented on this page, you should verify these figures with the official data source.